Which Nobel Laureate is also a voice on The Simpsons? The answer is our guest Dudley Herschbach, who joined us to talk about molecular dynamics and voting systems. Topics: science, chemistry Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
The periodic table of the elements represents one of the crowning achievements of modern science. More surprising may be the history behind the table and the elements of nature. On this program, Sam Kean discussed the periodic table of the elements. Topics: science, chemistry, periodic table, groks Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
What better way is there to celebrate the Big Bang than with a Nobel Prize. On this week's program, Prof. Alex Filipenko commented on the 2006 prize in physics. Prof. Caroline Kane also joined us to discuss this year's chemistry prize. Finally, Nobel Laureate Prof. Peter Doherty talked about what it takes to get one. Topics: science, Nobel prize, chemistry, physics Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
In the years since the famous experiment by Martin Fleischman and Stanley Pons, the field of cold fusion has had difficulty igniting the interest of the scientific community. However, recent advances are now sparking renewed promise and focus. On this program, Dr. Michael McKubre and Dr. Irving Dardik discussed the advances in cold fusion research. Topics: science, physics, chemistry, electrochemistry, energy, cold fusion, deuterium, palladium, groks Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
How do aerosols, or tiny particles, affect the climate? Do they block solar radiation or warm the planet? On this program, John Moore discusses the science of dust in the sky and how we could mitigate the effects of hurricanes. Topics: aerosols, atmospheric chemistry, carbon, NOX, SOX, geoengineering, hurricanes
A live Groks Science talk show from June 15th, 2016! Topics include gravitational waves, a potential pollution solution, resilience of coral in the Great Barrier Reef, association between social media use and depression, a 3rd sex in bearded dragons, the obfuscation of the night sky, complex bone engineering, the origins of King Tut's dagger, 4 newly named elements, entertainers endorsing junk food, and chiral molecules in space. Topics: science, groks, news, biology, physics, astronomy, psychology, chemistry Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Particulates in the air act as nucleation sites for the formation of rain clouds. But what are they made of? On this episode, Dr. Mary Gilles discussed their discovery of potassium salts and fungi as seeds for clouds. Topics: atmospheric chemistry, terpenes, volatile organics, soot, LBL, Berkeley Labs, Advanced Light...